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Chicken Tinga Tamales

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12 servings

The surprise ingredient in these tasty chicken tinga tamales? KRAFT Zesty Italian dressing!

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  • Soak corn husks in hot water 30 min. Meanwhile, beat next 4 ingredients in large bowl with mixer on low speed until blended. Gradually add water, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy.
  • Heat dressing in medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 3 min. Add remaining ingredients; stir. Cook on medium heat 10 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Spread about 1/3 cup masa dough into 4-inch square on center of each of 12 drained corn husks, leaving about 2 inches at top of husk. Top each with about 3 Tbsp. chicken mixture. Fold over both sides and one end of each husk to enclose filling.
  • Pour 3 cups water into tamalera pot or 8-qt. stockpot fitted with steamer basket. Line bottom of tamalera liner or steamer basket with some of the remaining corn husks. Place tamales, open ends up, in tamalera; cover with remaining corn husks or damp kitchen towel. Cover with lid. Bring to boil on medium-high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 1 hour or until tamales pull away from leaves, adding more boiling water to pan and adjusting heat as necessary to maintain a gentle boil.

Cooking Know-How

Make sure tamales are not touching the water. Cook as directed. To avoid burning bottom of tamalera or pot, add several coins to the water. Coins will rattle throughout the cooking time. If rattling stops, add more water to the pot.

How to Secure the Tamales

Use an additional corn husk to secure the tamales. Shred husk into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Tie 1 strip around folded end of each tamale to secure before placing in tamalera pot to cook.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 190
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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